Anyone deal with Weight Gain after transplant? Any suggestions?
Hi, I'm new here. I recently was a patient of UCLA RONALD REAGAN and endured liver/ aortic valve transplants performed at the same time at the beginning of this year. I was very ill, and UCLA was the only hospital in the States up for attempting the surgery. I was airbussed out to California from Texas. I had been at University Hospital in San Antonio. Long story short-ish. I'm doing very well, praise the Lord God Almighty! I was given a very small percentage to live… It's always slightly terrifying when your lead Surgeons tell you it's a long shot, but if they were willing to take a chance, so was I!
Question. When I was released in March I weighed 84lbs. I'm 5'6" and have gains about 17lbs. I know this sounds ridiculous. But I feel large and am afraid of getting any bigger because I've maintained such a small frame for the past 4 years while being ill. I don't think I'll have the strength needed to support more weight. I've read some of us suffer from obesity from medications. Any suggestions, thoughts, comments, even a, "you're being ridiculous" comment is welcome. I was pushed to gain weight at the beginning and I'm afraid I may have gained it too quickly. Thanks in advance for your time and thoughts. I hope you are all well and I will be send out prayers for all of us. Stay strong!